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La Citadelle de Besancon

#1 of 90 things to do in Besancon Features Animals
99 rue Fusilles de la Resistance, 25000, Besancon, France
+33 3 81 87 83 33
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Well worth a visit

The kids' expectations were quite low, to be honest! But we ploughed on courageously nonetheless... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Redhill, United Kingdom
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Good museum but beware of parking charges

I went mainly to view the Musee de la Resistance et Deportation. This in an extensive museum with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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99 rue Fusilles de la Resistance, 25000, Besancon, France
+33 3 81 87 83 33
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The kids' expectations were quite low, to be honest! But we ploughed on courageously nonetheless and had a really good afternoon. The zoo was a great hit (fab tigers! Cute primates! Brilliant baby boar!) and the views of the area really impressive. We didn't make...More

2  Thank Digbyziggy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went mainly to view the Musee de la Resistance et Deportation. This in an extensive museum with many rooms of exhibits, and many artefacts on display. Well worth the entrance fee to the Citadelle which also allows entrance to other attractions. The only other...More

Thank njwh2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no idea that this was an UNESCO heritage site. It's fascinating. It's huge and we spent all day there. The museum regarding the French resistance and deportation is a must but be warned is upsetting a with many disturbing images. Many French resistance...More

1  Thank londonmcr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic, totally worth the entrance ticket! If you have kids I totally recommend it for the visit of the zoo

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited lots of Vauban's fortresses but this is surely the masterpiece. 40 years in the building and still in use until fairly recently the whole is inspiring. Inside the edifice there is a magnificent museum to the French( and other) resistance together with...More

Thank pauln690
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was the second time visiting. The first time it was all about the history, Vauban etc. This is an interesting part of french history but this time.... It was a Zoo as well!! Including a fish pond, Lions, Tigers, Monkeys and an insectarium guaranteed...More

Thank Tradeways
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Very interesting place to visit. Perhaps not for the very young but there is a little zoo which might be of interest. We didn't have the time to visit that area so can't give any further information on the zoo. However the buildings, museum in...More

Thank 55skippy95
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The zoo was an unexpected surprise. Enjoyed that the most. The views were awesome from the fortress walls.

Thank Anita O
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Interesting visit, whether for older or more modern (Resistance) history, or for the zoo. The Comtoise museum is well done, too. Just a short (but difficult) walk from the old city. Consider taking the bus if walking up a hill is difficult.

Thank Ben V
Reviewed 4 July 2017

First let me say unless you are a fitness fanatic, best to drive up to the citadelle car park, it is at least 200 steps and a steep slope from the centre of Besancon, as we discovered to our cost on a hot day! But...More

Thank Roz F
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29 April 2016|
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Response from CitadelleBesancon | Property representative |
Rectification: You can park your car on Rodia car park (Avenue de Chardonnet) and take the bus line 27 to the Citadel.
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